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at her credibility on these things. and that was so dramatic that we don't like people to lie to us. this is about as close as a presidential candidate obama, looking to let democrats come to say she lied to us. i think that undermines what is going on. who else is pushing it is important. if you have a candidate who is in sioux falls, south dakota and they've been on the campaign trail all day, they're exhausted. they've made 12 different stops and to be here in oklahoma city, we kind of pass that off and say doesn't make a great deal of difference who they are or what they think they are at the appointed time. >> host: gary hart. >> guest: okay, gary hart created the original set of challenging people in the media. i think most people in the media knew that he ran around a bit, but rather than just letting it go, we have to remember we are out of time with the media to look into that so carefully. there is a backstage area. one of the problems we have today's politicians have no backstage area. whatever they do, wherever it is as real as that. ballot to be covered. that wasn't the
that will play in the future. this is about ten minutes. >> good evening. welcome and thank you for joining us here. my name is richard fontaine the president for the center of new american security. it's a pleasure to welcome you to celebrate publication of the look of the revenge of geography with the map tells us about conflicts and the state. i've heard it said before that you honor agreed author not by reading his books but by buying them. you will be happy to know books can be sold after the conversation on the stage in this room. bob kaplan's work is well known to many in the audience he's been a fellow at cnas and a correspondent for atlantic for about a quarter of the century and is currently the chief geopolitical analyst. i became acquainted with his riding through the book arabist which is a group of westerners living and working in the middle east. since that book, the title of the work, the coming anarchy, imperial grounds have provoked intense debate in policy circles. the most recent book monsoon and the future of american power has become required reading by those that interes
best of all, booktv talk to reyna grande about her memoir, "the distance between us." in the book she talks about her experience growing up in mexico without her parents immigrated to the united states illegally to find work. this is about half an hour. >> host: reyna grande, what is [speaking in spanish] >> guest: [speaking in spanish] the way i grew up knowing [speaking in spanish] was a reference to the united states. but to me, because i grew up in this hometown surrounded by mountains and i didn't know where the united states was, to me it was the other side of the mountain. during that time that my parents were gone, working here in the u.s., i would look at the mountains and think my parents were on the other side of those mountains. post a word as you grow up -- which is where we borne? >> guest: i was born in mexico and a little town that nobody has heard of. but when i mentioned, it is three hours away. >> host: when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> guest: my father came in 1877 when i was two years old and he sent for another three years late
on their campaigns. this interview was recorded at the u.s. naval academy. .. >> how does that dominate campaign coverage with issues or performance of candidates. >> host: start with the media. mitt romney 47% and barack obama guns and religion. >> this morning i just ran 47%. how many media outlets? dozen last one day wore one week or one month? guns was relatively short. three weeks. mitt romney 47% we have not seen the end of it. it is about one month. the stories drop-off but they are drug backend by opponents or events. i am sure coming out of the presidential debate they will wonder if he will respond to that. at issue which gaf we need to pay attention to. represent a character flaw or the incapacity to act? or just normal things? >> if they are hanging out in the public with the internet, youtube distributed more broadly and quickly is the hour cable -- archival capability we can see what barack obama said 1998. were mitt romney by the way not one bit of coverage of 47% in may. there was a fund-raising event but nobody pulled the story in may. not until the video popped up that came bac
between us." in the book she shares her experience of going up in mexico without her parents who immigrated to the united states illegally to find work. this is about half an hour. >> reyna grande what is -- >> the way i grew up knowing it was a reference to the united states but to me because i grew up in this hometown surrounded by mountains and i didn't know where the united states was, to me it was the other side of the mountain. and during that time when my parents were gone working here in the u.s., i would look at the mountains and think that my parents were over there on the other side of the mountains. >> where did you grow up and originally where were you born? >> i was born in mexico in southern mexico and the little city that no one has heard of. when i mention acapulco everyone knows i'll could poke so it was a few hours away from acapulco. >> windage of parents come to the united states? >> my father came here in 1977 when i was three years old and he sent for my mother a few years later so my mother came in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> when did you
that time, my parents were gone working here in the u.s.. i looked at the mountains and think my parents were over there, on the other side of those mountains. that was that to me. >> host: originally, where were you born? >> guest: in mexico, southern mexico in a little city that no one heard of, but when i mention alcapaco, everybody knows that. it was three hours from there. >> host: when did your parents come to the united states? how old were you? >> guest: my father came here in 1997 when i was two years old, and he send for my mother a few years later in 1980 when i was four and a half years old. >> host: when did you come to the united states? >> guest: i came to the united states in 198 # 5. >> host: how old were you? >> guest: in may of 1985, nine and a half going on ten. >> host: what can you tell us about coming to the united states? what was your trek? >> guest: well, i had been separated from my father for eight years so when he returned to mexico in 1985, we convinced him to bring us back here. he was not coming back to mexico, and we didn't want anymore time separated fro
more complex than some of those little stories and anecdotes would lead us to believe. >> host: let's look forward. one thing that is very important about william rehnquist, he hired a man named john roberts who is the chief justice of the united states. he was hired to be a law clerk. john roberts then ended up serving in the ronald reagan administration and in the supreme court in 2005 succeed william rehnquist after he died from thyroid cancer. what is the legacy do you believe? >> guest: i see that john roberts as being rehnquist's natural air. >> now, roberts is a worn just partisan. his methodology is more conservative than william rehnquist, and there has never been it court is conservative, according to the academic studies, there has never been a court that is more conservative right now than the roberts court, at least not since 1987 when records are being analyzed and kept. i think that roberts is very much different in some respects. i'm not sure that rehnquist would've voted as roberts did. i'm not sure that he would voted as part of the affordable care act. >> i was be
a supply line to the soviet union fighting for its life against nazi germany. the u.s. joined in that occupation after the u.s. joined the war and the russians did not leave as they had agreed to do it and instead set up a separatist movement in the northwest which first demanded autonomy from iran. that crisis was the first item on the docket of the newly formed united nations and of the first five resolutions of the security council starting in january of 1946. three of the five involve iran and azerbaijan. >> what role did the cia played in iran in the 1950's? >> well, peter, that's a good question. i don't have many details. many pyrenean friends of mine think i know more about the operations than i do of the cia. people argue over this endlessly what we do know is that the early 1953 president eisenhower inherited a difficult situation from president truman and gave the order to plan an operation inside iran to bring down prime minister mohsen def and to replace him with someone believed to be more in accordance with our interest. >> so did the prime minister get replaced
and convinced they do well because they love us. thus was born in the book 50 things liberals love to hate. i hope you enjoy it. >> thanks for coming out tonight. my name is chris this is brian weir founders of the canada party. we wrote a book. i will go a quick introduction. we're here from vancouver and brian is a candidate to give the system speech. will read some chapters in may due q&a then you can make noise and by us beers. [laughter] we are from vancouver. we started to realize b-1 to to get into political humor with short films in comedy and journalism but we do have television and canada. so we were watching the conventions but over the past two years everyone announcing the candidacy for the presidency of the united states we have seen york can it is and frankly they scare the shipped out of us. so we were running candidate to be the president. not brian, the canadian government but the people we love our big brother. we are here to help. we did a campaign video in january. it went by role. with media tv it -- to be around the world so we took off with another couple of
. >> u.s. naval academy professor the old army in "war and peace" with the mean by the old army eight? >> it is a term commonly used by historians the indian fighting army, there is a joke it is the army before every war. my book starts with a professional as asian from the war 18 toile end and how the process occurs how that plays in the civil war. >> host: give us a snapshot of the old army prior to the war between 12 looks like. >> before 1812 is said nonprofessional they obtain their position through political influence and as a consequence because they are not professionals who went through the body of education, and they don't perform very well. washington d.c. is burned attempts to invade canada doesn't go well. there are catastrophes as a great victory. so you have a big movement their needs to be a more systematic way to be commanders. >> the crucial figure is a wonderful figure be cut as the career begins right through the opening. but jake the ground and other officers will sky is the most important the did gen deficit is to build a professional institution to bring it to t
in the u.s. come here in washington, d.c. wide? because they wanted to send a message. and for that matter, i hope that the united states of america, and whoever will be elected, will take a leadership decision, maybe it's not popular that it will be a moral decision to stop the nuclear race in iran today. and i don't know how many of you have followed the weekly reports, and what was written there, but something very interesting popped up from the report. when you go into look at the writing of the arab leaders, not israelis, not jewish, arab leaders in the middle east, they are afraid from iran becoming nuclear more than us. the people in saudi arabia, and egypt, jordan, so for that matter i think we will have to take action. and if the u.s. would decide to sit idly by and watch and to pray in order to take action, israel will have to do it by itself. it will not be easy. it will be harder. to deal with retaliation not only from iran. they will be nation's flying in from iran, from lebanon, hezbollah will join. hamas in gaza will send hundreds of missiles. but if we have to choose today
buildings and properties in the city which don't pay taxes but use our services and use our roads, put the stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden they have to bear for being the capital city and some times what the state wants to do doesn't necessarily follow the typical ordnances most businesses and residents have to comply with. city ordinances don't necessarily apply to the state so it can be a fraction point but we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far away from the down side that we have to deal with but the biggest challenge is always jobs and that is true of any community. you have seen what we have to offer. it is a vibrant community and there's a lot going on and a brand-new hospital coming online and brand new courthouse that is a $15 million project and the commerce center down the road that is the major construction. we are going to have a big construction project on the interstate that will make traffic move better and commercial development going on in this city and in the census w
is the most divisive in u.s. history and says the president has allowed his ideology to trump the good of the populace. is a little under an hour. >> good afternoon, everyone. i am the president of the clear blue loose policy institute and i thank you for joining us and welcome you to our conservative woman's network. special thanks to the heritage foundation. we have been putting this on for years ended to a pleasure to work with a fine organization like the heritage foundation. i am happy to introduce today's speaker, kate obenshain. you have seen her on fox news where she is a passionate, articulate defender of conservative values and has one of the loose policy institute's most popular campus speakers for many years and she has been speaking and mentoring young women that we worked with for decades and helped me out so many times to help the institute, and i am grateful to you for that. she has also been in almost all of our great conservative women calendars. our 2013 calendar is out. we do it differently with not only beautiful women but beautiful scenes from march of 2013 and th
was the most popular form of fiction really in the mid-19th century. >> it's well past the time when women used pseudonyms, published under male names. it was a greater success rate. >> i think that this is probably one of the most influential works of literary fiction in american history. as we talked about before, lincoln's famous statement about it but not just in 1852. the popularity as richard was saying was something that has, right to the present in the 1890s during the jim crow era. "uncle tom's cabin" again commit very important novel for african-americans to articulate civil rights. it exhibited an enormous influence not just and other writers but on leaving political figures and social activists. so without "uncle tom's cabin" you rich without strong, written very much to model. he wanted to model his work during the reconstruction era after "uncle tom's cabin." james baldwin famously in 1955 publishers the screen against "uncle tom's cabin." but for him, too, in the 1950s he says no novel has ever exerted over him like the power of "uncle tom's cabin." it's the sentimental power of
buy the book. thank you for joining us here on booktv for a few minu >> i'm ready to talk about, i will come to that point, about bridging the state of religion. but if you separate or distinguish the state of religion, tell me what you put instead of religion. because what we are facing in the west now, we all know this has citizens, i live in europe, you live in the united states of america and we all know the problem we have with our democracies now is not the decision of religions, but some decisions of transnational cooperation and economic power that are deciding without us being able to do anything. in democracy we are still dealing with powers that are beyond the democracy procedure. banks, transnational corporations, and we're facing with people are deciding. in greece, in spain, in italy we have technocrats are coming to solve the problem. we never elected them. but money is choosing them. so we also have to deal with the simplistic answer when it comes to separate religion from state, what do you have? directing the state or imposing decision on the state which is also i
under the obama administration the u.s. experienced a morbid of the infrastructure of the economy, the public sector become a manipulative force intervenes in the financial sectors with gowrn tee that attract talent and -- [inaudible] >> the worst this is the grain cast of the obama administration. and the epa now has a game control over [inaudible] has deemed a po lou assistant, danger to the environment. and co2 is the manhattan and keeps us alive. the circle of life and attempt to oppress co2 epitomizes the kind of antinature, antiimper prize spirit of the administration. it's the reason we need another supply side of the same kind we had under ronald reagan. >> would you change anything you wrote in the original "wealth and poverty." >> i would have changed quite a lot. i mean, there. all kind of detail that have changed. but i found that do try to change one thing would be to change everything. so, you know, you have in to a bunch of editorial work. instead of changing it, i essentially retained the old book and added 30,000 new words at the beginning and end. and revision of
, even by the small number of people who used to engage. not that there's no one who engages. no that there are people in every community who aren't engaged. but my guess is they're a smaller percentage of people who are in the first stage of engagement, in second stage, backup, third stage, showing up for rallies and marchs, showing up in city council halls. half of democracy's showing up. those of you who are under 30 in this room, you can assail yourself as being a generation that doesn't show up. and you don't show up in part because you've grown up corporate without a fraction of the civic experience of people who were fighting the civil rights battle as students in the south and in other parts of the country, putting earth day on the map for environmental focus in april 1970, 1500 events around the country. and being embroiled in controversy over the vietnam war, student rights on campus, many other issues. those gave students experience. they came back, they talked to students who didn't go out with them, it was of an educational process. they had teach-ins. they didn'
>> and now, members of the first post-9/11 u.s. naval graduating class talk about their experience serving in iraq and afghanistan. this event held on september 11, 2012 is hosted by the navy memorial here in washington d.c. it's just under an hour. [applause] the mac thanks to all my classmates and coeditors and mentors who helped make this possible. in february to the night vision this book. everything is happening for me as an active-duty salt and afghanistan in kandahar. i was working for general nick nicholson, doing cool things is a swell stansell are now, supporting my country. maybe i should do a book. really, compared to ben wagner? really, compared to jacob sabe? and f-18 pilot to saved the stryker battalion. well, made cbs colleague, jason jackson. the story of this book were exceptional and i that i will ask us present at 2002 it could connect the stories come from personalities together to weave together a book that could define this decade through leadership ones. so i called carol andersen. carol andersen wasserstein richard in a helicopter accident. i called her on
and gave us that right. i think we are losing sight of that right now. i have never been as afraid for our country as i am right now. i am very afraid for our country right now. we have to hold on to the greatness that we have. let me give you a little background here. you have to know when you are a winner. while that sounds like it's self-evident, it is not. when i was with "seal team six", i thought i was winning. you know, member of an elite counterterrorism unit, you are deployed all over the world working with the best people, and i thought i was winning because i was a member of this elite team. but i wasn't. i was in terrible husband and father and that is something that is cultivated in an early age. i had to serve one master and my master was the seal team. if you think you are winning, we can take this across the board. are we winning as a nation, are we winning as an individual, are you winning is a relationship. it is easy when you define what you want to accomplish. defined mission congressman and congressmen and then you can define if you are winning. this young man here, th
of us would meet at 6:30 p.m., what gandhi attempted to do in south africa and accomplished in india. a civil disobedience, we studied the great religion of the world, we studied for what dr. martin luther king, jr. was all about and we were ready and we would be standing and at the theater were going on a freedom ride and we would be beaten. but we didn't strike back as a way of living in a way of life that is better to love than to hate. we wanted to build a love of community and be reconciled so this book is also about reconciliation to give you one example. i first came to washington, d.c. the first, 1961 to go on something called the freedom ride. 13 of us, seven white and 14 african-american. we came here on may 1st and studied and participated in non-violent workshops and i will lover frigate on the night of may 3rd someplace in downtown rest pete -- washington we went into a restaurant and i had never been to a chinese restaurant or had a meal at a chinese restaurant. that night we had a wonderful meal. the food was good, and someone said you should eat well because this migh
national book prize with a host of us any previous winners, including among so many others, links to use, zora neale hurston, and the reverend or the king junior. and now, thanks to the vision, committed in sheer energy of one person, we now have a hot website and live streaming video of our event, national press club in several supporting lectures and presentations. you all know that one person is the lifeblood of the anisfield-wolf book awards, my dear friend and comrade, mary louise hunt. give it up for mary louise. stand up, mary louise. [applause] our annual ceremony has become an event in cleveland social intellectual calendar and that takes an entire team of people to pull off, including ron of course, but also sandy shoals. cindy, please stand up in the six other team members who have worked for months to create this evening. give it up to cindy. [applause] as mary louise put it to me just yesterday, and i quote an e-mail, making sure it's going to be here, she e-mailed me three times and called me when i was on the plane. i mean, it was terrible. i was coming. i start to get my
in that country. the most interesting and the reason i'm most excited to talk to us tonight, unlike a lot of people who talk about opinions, david actually got to know the shower al-assad, which is a unique perspective for an academic figure. david wrote a book in 2005, which held up great hopes for the future of syria under bashar, that he would be a reformer in syria after his father died was now discovered that it's not the case and is now written another book called the fall of the house of support. are going to talk about that tonight. my first question is going to be, when did you first meet assad and what was your impression? >> guest: i first met president bashar in 2004. i wanted to interview him because he was the atypical middle east dictator. he was a licensed up knowledge is, not groomed to be president and only was brought back into the grooming process and the political apparatus and his older brother who was being groomed guy than a car accident in 1994. bush are the the times in london getting the equivalent of an advanced degree in a gemology and he was brought back stea
could send to the troops so if it was books or dvds or cds. some of the things they let us know that we needed so we collected a few boxes and sent over to the troops. each year it's gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and i think last year we sent over 300 boxes to the troops and we collected a lot of money which if you come to the event and haven't brought a set of batteries, you don't need to feel bad because we have $25 bags, 50-dollar bags, 100-dollar bags, 40,000-dollar bad as if you want to bring that and we will fill them with things they need so that on november 8 starting at 6:00 and you will see from the speakers are and they are equally spectacular so i hope you will come and bring whatever you can, bring that big check that we are talking about. one last thing i will say if you have a cell phone this will be an appropriate time to turn that also there are no interruptions and we will have cards i don't know if we have them yet at the tables but we will have cards in the event that you have questions and if you would fill all those cards they will be collected and handed to
of the capitals, cities, you know, a lot of neat things you don't normally see. i used to keep a horse by the pyramids, i mean, how cool is that to ride and look over and see the pyramids? i wanted to come home. i had not had a sonic burger in a long time, and i was not in a store open past eight o'clock at night for a long time, and i wanted to come home, and i did. i got selected to attend the fighter weapon school at the air force version of the navy school. i had done the navy school in an abbreviated exchange. it was okay, but they are not half of what we are. you are air force; right? okay, good. nevermind the football game today. they -- >> [inaudible] >> that's irrelevant. that whole taking off landing on a carrier, they can keep it. it was a good school, but ours is six months long and utterly miserable. i came out of that a changed human being, some say for the better. i lost almost all of my cockiness, quite a few tail feathers, and then spent the next decade being a weapons and tactics officers at different levels and a fighter. i was at cobert towers when they blew up. rem
>> host: this week, at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland, and joining us is professor aaron o'connell, author of "underdogs: the making of the marine corp.". when was the marine corp. established? >> guest: in 1775, but the? birth date is something of a myth. marines claimed 10 november 1775 #, but that's actually just the date that congress authorized the creation. they never raised the battalions that was allowed for. ?????? >> guest: they had to have people to enforce discipline, and the job was to be ship's guards, and also serve as boarding parties and snipers originally. they were a very small part of the knave vie. >> and the marine corp. is completely separate from the navy now? >> >> guest: they are, they are a separate service in the navy, but it was contentious throughout the history. the corp. would claim when they served aboard ship, they should follow the rule of the navy, and when they served the army, follow the regulations of the army, and in 1832, they are a proposerly separate service inside the navy. >> host: how did the mission change in
it because it is so important for us to get engaged in the battle. if we don't nobody else will and we were passionate about conservatism and we have a unique degree of passion because we are mom's so many of us even if you are not, you are passionate but we are passionate because we want to pack liberty on not only in attacked passed on to our children and children's children, so even if you embrace that more traditional role and are looking forward to that, please do not think that you can get out of activism and out of being involved. we need you in this battle from here on out. it's too important. what we are standing up for is too important. i want to think the clare boothe luce policy institute. one of my favorite things is to travel around the country talking on college campuses because college students are on the front lines of the battle and it is so important what you all do standing up for young conservatives and giving them the courage that they need. i did just write this new book that michele held up, the divider and chief the fraud is hope and change, and i did it because i w
in the long run they do compound as i described, look at the u.s. versus europe and japan. ice ice assist in the day, 26 -- california greater 26 of the top 500 largest companies in the world. europe has created one during that timeframe going back to the 1970s. why is in europe and japan able to produce the kind of innovation, the kind of growth, the kind of employment and the kind of middle-class became wages that the u.s. economy has produced? often people say we have entrepreneurialism in our blood, but we didn't grow our economy faster until 1992 when the commercialization of the internet. if anything our productivity was growing slower than theirs was. our product movie -- one and a half of this two-pointer coming from innovation. they move from one and half to two, to one, to one and a half. i just don't think that god blessed america with entrepreneurial blood. i think we earned it the old-fashioned way. will work harder, to more risk, made more investment if you count the salary of thinkers and innovators as part of what investment is, which our manufacturing accounting doesn't.
're in and says use your good offices with president jackson and tell them that he should pardon arthur. you know, his mother is very good. she says to you know the with the execution would be worse than the crime and that she could not contemplate that arthur would be executed. he and jackson are unmoved, and so the clock keeps ticking. >> you can watch this and other programs online at you're watching book tv on c-span2. here is our prime-time lineup. up next, the rise of wish are all aside. at eight jussive proceed no. >> ellen book tv the rise of bashar al assad in it syria, the face that many in the weight -- west said that he would implement reforms and the syrian ruler is the group turned toward repression and violence. this is just under an hour. >> tonight we have a program with david lashed. a professor of middle eastern studies and history at the senate study of a texas. and david has been going to syria i believe 23 years. >> 1989. twenty-three years ago. >> started three years. some experience in that country. the reason i am excited to have and talk to us tonight. david
wonderful institutions here. so, "the good girls revolt," it began on march 16, 1970 when 46 of us who worked at "newsweek" sued the magazine for gender discrimination and hiring and promotion. we were protesting a system in which virtually all of the riders were men and all of the women were researchers or fact checkers. it was a system that henry had devised when he created "time" magazine in 1929. he separated the editorial functions of the newsmagazine. and a newspaper report goes out, reports the star, comes back and writes the story and is responsible for the accuracy of the story. he separated those functions in which the reporters in the field reported a story, sent files to a writer in new york who wrote the story, and then the story was fact checked. and only women were hired as fact checkers, and all the reporters and writes women. so "newsweek" started in 1933 they simply copied the times format. if you apply to "newsweek" and wanted to be a writer you were simply told that women do not write at "newsweek." if you want to write go somewhere else. and, in fact, that's what a
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. tell us, seth, what was going on, and give us a sense of what this book is all about. >> thank you very much for that wonderful introduction. [applause] well, this book is a history of the '60s. it's a secret history, or i should say the history of the secret of the fbi's secret activities concerning the university of california during the cold war, and mostly during the '60s. and the book tells that story by examining the fbi's activities in regard to three main characters; mario savio, the leader of the free speech movement, clark kerr, the president of the united universf california who turned out to be in a great dispute with mario savio and other students, and then ronald reagan who was running for governor at this time and made campus protests a major issue in the his campaign -- in his campaign and who was at odds with both clark kerr and mario savio. and what you can see in the book is that behind the seens of many of these -- scenes of many of these well known events, the fbi was deeply involved with these people and with the university of california and was secretly tampering
it back if we use the money for the purposes we borrowed it for the we will wisely administer it. be dead. and those issues are very tightly interwoven in this whole problem of the welfare state. but my friend will vogel, one of his solutions at least was to move towards means testing and more of it so that in a presumably rich country and one that is getting richer broadly speaking over time, individuals should be able to pay for more of their own benefits, i mean because society -- if you look out over the past 30 years at society it's a lot richer than it was. if you look over the past 100 years it's phenomenally more rich than it used to be. his ideas that you can shrink the welfare state by confining it more to the truly needy and freeing up other people to make their own arrangements. and i think that is not an unreasonable solution but i don't know if it's politically viable. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> booktv has over 150,000 twitter followers. follow booktv on twitter to get publishing news, scheduling updates author information and talk directly with authors during our life f
for the valerie plain unfair and again in the u.s. attorney scandal, said my 22 million e-mails were deleted and these are all government documents and they have never been found. so that was one thing he seems to have gotten away with. another thing was in 2004, smart tag played a central role in the presidential election. the secretary of each state, a part of their job is to oversee an impartial election. you may recall kathleen harris in florida was secretary of state of florida and she also haven't played a central role in the bush election and there is considerable controversy over that. well, a very similar thing happened in ohio in 2004, where ken blackwell was secretary of state. and again, he was supposed to oversee a fair and impartial election. but he happened to be cochaired the bush cheney reelection committee. he decided to tabulate the return for the 2004 election was secretary of state's computers weren't enough than they needed to get another set of computer service. so who did he go to both smart tack. smart tax roll raises an amount of very interesting questions. i went t
is here with us tonight? i am glad. [applause] i feel safer in a room with teachers. they are my heroes. especially in the elementary grades. i used to teach there it is the best thing to do but heche in life. mystery can end mischief with those point* sized people. if i decide to stop writing books i think it like to go back to first grade to do it all again. i became a teacher 1964. i never intended to become a teacher. i have grown up in a privileged family. my mother and father were very ambitious. i went to harvard. forgive me. [laughter] majored in shakespearean era poetry and metaphysical poetry and of wonderful poet and then i went to oxford and got bored they're actually. sell many of the harvard boy use talked as if they were british even those from idaho. [laughter] sounded like british lilt -- royalty. i moved to paris steadying at the theater some great authors it. i came back to the united states early 1964 to do to the at -- university for the academic career. my life was transformed forever that year when the rising tide with the fight for civil rights swept across the n
? >> host: thank you so much. professor john lewis gaddis is joining us next to the history and biography tenth. welcome to booktv on c-span2. we have taken two calls already. i want to see if you have any response to these callers. the first caller asked about lester brown and his books. not sure if you are familiar with his books that he talked about the upcoming potential global wars such as a war over fresh water. >> guest: who can say? it seems to me in some ways we have always had these kinds of risks out there, risks of war over natural resources of one kind or another. many people think they are because population is increasing exponentially. if you look at population trends in many parts of the world the population has -- birth rates have begun to drop dramatically. i am not convinced this is automatic that there will be these kinds of wars. for that happened there would have to be these huge growths in population and it may be modern technology operating in other ways is contributing to a decline in that. one may offset the other. >> host: how much if any of the cold war was abo
conclusions about the meaning of events were liable to be based more on the emotional language used to describe them than on rational appraisal what had occurred. while europeans continued to declare their love of country grew out of child like deeggs veries to sovereign kings and american sons of liberty fought revolutions from monarchs from what they called brotherly love, americans of 1812 emphasized their patriotism grew from another variety of familial affection, the romantic love of courting couples. consider the songsters who raised their voices in chorus in a ballad called, the love of country that appeared in a publication called the national song book of 1813. the lyrics explained a soldier is a gentleman. his honor is his life and they he that won't stand it his post will never stand by his wife since love and honor are the same or are so near allied, that neither can exist alone but flourish side by side. then farewell, sweethearts for a while. bid pretty girls adieu, when he drove the british dogs, we'll kiss it out with you. there you have the title of my talk, love an
, strengths, develop our abilities so that we can find a way to be of service to the people around us. if you think about how you make those decisions, one of the things we do in the navy sales team is we have an analogy about making tough choices on the front line, and we talk about using a compass. if you take a compass and poupt -- point it in a particular direction, you can walk all day. might walk over mountains, a forest, a desert, and what happens is at the end of the day, you end up in one very particular place. we also know that if, at the beginning of that gurn noi, you make a decision that you're going to make a change of court, and you might make a change of course of one or two degrees in your life, but you decide to change the court at one or two degrees, you start to walk the new path, walk it over mountains, through a forest, walk it through a desert. what happens is at the end of the day that you end up in a completely different place, and we know for the young men and women who we're working with today and those who read "the warrior's heart" is that for them, they are in a
joining us on booktv is professor brendan doherty of the u.s. naval academy. his most recent book is called "the rise of the president's permanent campaign". professor doherty, who was packard bell? >> guest: very good question. first, thanks for having me on. i might be in your program. pat caddell was an adviser to president-elect jimmy carter and he is noted for coining that transition memo he wrote to then president-elect carter, in which he said the key to being effective as president is a continuing political campaign. the notion was born man and popularized by book on political consultants when a teen 80s that has since become part of the common lexicon. >> host: how it should defend campaign? >> guest: it can be defined broadly or narrowly. the way i define as the extent to which a president focuses on electoral concerns throughout his term in office. by focusing the same presidential fundraising, and dedication to key electoral states to register them in office and the nature of electoral decision-making within the white house itself in recent administration. some people
him talk to us tonight, unlike a lot of people have lots who have lots of opinions about syria david cutugno bashar al-assad which is a pretty unique expected for an academic in particular and david wrote a book in 2005 which held up great hope for the future of syria under bush are. if you recall there is some sense that bashar would a reformer of syria after his father died and we have now discovered that is not the case and he is now written another book called the fall of the house of assad. we are going to talk a bit about that tonight and my first question is going to be, when did you first meet assad and what was your impression of him? >> i first met him in 2004. i wanted to interview him because he was the atypical middle east dictator. he was a licensed ophthalmologist. he was not groomed to be president and only was brought back into the grooming process apparatus when his older brother who was to succeed his father died in a car accident. bashar within london getting the equivalent of an advanced degree in ophthalmology and he was brought back and raise the state apparatu
of the first post-9/11 u.s. naval academy graduating class talk about their experience in serving in iraq and afghanistan. this event held on september 11, 2012, was hosted by the navy memorial here in washington d.c.. it's just under an hour. [applause] >> thanks to all my classmates and co-editors and mentors and supporters who helped make this possible. it was in favor of 2000 when i mentioned this book. there were things happening for me as an active-duty in southern afghanistan in kandahar. is working for general mick nicholson. doing really cool things as a swell, a sand sailor now supporting my my country. maybe i should write a book. really? compared to ben wagner? really? compared to jacob salbi? meagan farley, the less female f-14 pilot to fly over iraq. or my vbs, jason jackson. so the stories in this book were exceptional and i knew that my role as class president of 2002 at gannett the stories and connect the box and bring the canal -- personalized together to weave together but that could define the decade so i call carol anderson. carol anderson lost her son richard in a he
. with that, start with a question. tell us what was going on and give us a sense of what this book is all about. >> thank you for the wonderful introduction. >> this is a book of the history of the 16s, a secret history, for the history of the secret of the fbi secret activities concerning the university of california during the cold war. mostly during the 16s. the book tells that story by examining the fbi's activities in regard to three main characters, mario savio, clark kerr who turned out to the in a great dispute with mario and other students, and ronald reagan, who was running for governor at this time and made campus protests a major issue in his campaign and who was at odds with clark kerr and mario savio. what you can see in the book is that behind the scenes of many of these well-known events, the fbi was deeply involved with these people and the university of california and was secretly tampering with history trying to influence public policy behind-the-scenes. >> why not give a little background. how did you start this? i remember you as the young undergraduate. >> those were
, the co-author of this book, "how capitalism will save us" and the co-author of this upcoming book, freedom manifesto: why free markets are moral and big government isn't. we will be talking with her co-author, steve forbes as well about this book. .. >> so i'm very excited to have the event today on science, called science left behind on alex's great book. but before we start if i seem a little fuzzy, you've seen the commercials that go something like this, when you pay too much for cable, you throw things, when you throw things, people think you have anger issues. when your schedule clears up, you grow a scraggly beard, and when you start taking in stray animals, you can't stop taking in stray animals, don't pay too much for cable. [laughter] i have my own version. your doctor insists you have a checkup. he insists you have the flu shot and a tetanus booster. you wake up the next day feeling you've been beaten by a grill la with a -- gorilla with a baseball bat. i haven't yet wandered out into the street. if i seem to be heading that way, please, stop me. so today's event, there
-dote to that phenomenon. melanie kirkpatrick does an masterful job introduces us to some absolutely extraordinary individuals. , for example e first who escapes is arrested three times before he finally makes it to freedom. all because he simply wanted the freedom to play the music of his choice. she gives us a story a long island businessman in china working for walmart, attending an underground church who happened to cross a couple of north korean refugees and he gets so move he decides he's as a part time activity help these north korean refugees escape from china. he gets arrested, he spends three years in jail before returning to the united states and deciding to dedicate his entire life to saving north korean. cannot possible read the bock without being moved to tears in just about every single chapter. and the stories are incredible they go in to greater detail on some of these momentarily. melanie kirkpatrick, whom jay will introduce her shortly using the best of the journalist sensibility honed at nearly three decades at the "the wall street journal" to highlight the human side of north
to my surprise is that it came from neither. it came from reading great books. this brings us around to why we're here today. it came from reading great books of russian literature, not in the soviet period. there were not that many, yet, in this period about the soviet era, but the great literature, the great literary classics of 19th century russia which one of the first trained experts in the american foreign service was able to read in the original, his russian was better than that of many russians themselves, they wiewld often say. he used his time as a young man training in the foreign service to study the culture of 19th century russia, to study through the literature of 19th century and very early pre-revolutionary pre-20th century russia and draw certain conclusions about russian national character, russian culture from that. who were the authors that he read? well, they are the obvious suspects. certainly, -- someone else who was most influential, who you might have thought least probable in russian literary heros, and this is chekov. it's very interesting when george kenna
and korean-americans who helped them in their flight to freedom. not those of us who work in the policy world in washington sometimes risk becoming capitulated to the natives that an offense our senses are dulled and they no longer recognize the human consequences of tyranny and various public policies. this book, "escape from north korea," is the perfect antidote to the phenomenon. melanie does announce a masterful job introducing us to some absolutely extraordinary individuals. kim jill young who is arrested three times before a family make such freedom all because he simply wants the freedom to pin the music his choice. she gives us the story of stephen can come along and a businessman who was working for wal-mart, attending an underground church in chin san, who happens across a couple of north korean refugees and gets so moved by their flight that he decides is a part-time activity to help the north korean refugees escape from china. he gets arrested for his activities. he spends three years in jail before returning to the united states in deciding to dedicate his entire life to saving n
the meaning of events were liable to be based more on the emotional language used to describe them. while the europeans continue to declare their love of country to father kings and whereas american and french sons of liberty had fought a revolution against monarchs from what they call motives of brotherly love. americans in 1812 emphasized that their patriotism grew from yet another variety of familiar affection. the romantic love between courting couples. consider for example the songsters. it's called the love of country that appeared in the publication called the national songbook in 1813. the lyrics explained a soldier is a gentleman. his honor is his life and he that will stand to his post will never stand by his wife. since love and honor are the same or are so near that neither can exist alone but flourish side by side. then pretty girls of do and when we drove the british blogs we will to set out with you. so, there you have the title of my talk with the promise that love and honor are the same. they were told there was a fundamental connection between romantic attachments and na
president but he signed things u.s. grand. i don't know if there is a memory of my own childhood that grew me to grant but in the neighborhood i grew up in, in portland, ore. there was a public park and the sign on the public park was u.s. grant park. for the longest time i thought this was the federally owned park granted to the city for some reason or other. that is part of the answer. the other answer is i had a hard time convincing the people who designed the dust jacket to get all the words on there that are already on their. the man who -- "the man who saved the union," ulysses grant, the man who saved the union war and peace is a lot of words and especially with a photograph. i didn't want to push things. one last thing. ulysses grant sort of rolls off the tongue. add an s, ulysses s. grant, it really wasn't an oversight. it was by design. >> a more substantive question about the title. it is called "the man who saved the union". i get that, he was the general who turned the tide of the civil war, saving the union but what i didn't know until i read the book, the work of saving the
be celebrating together and raising a glass post-election. i want to see you guys there. be sure to join us. last year we had a wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coulter speak. when i think of ann i think of what the research we did as we got ready for the web site and radio show and the company and examine this phenomenon which is the renaissance of conservative women. conservative women today are more informed, engage, articulate than ever before. it is quite entertaining. when it comes to that particular sport of exasperated liberals there is no one better than ann coulter. [laughter and applause] my husband did a brief stint with the world wrestling federation before becoming a producer at disney, there is a particular metaphor that comes to mind when you watch ann -- wwf smack down. all you have to do is look at all the cases from katie couric, keith older man. she -- i do have to say she was pulling punches with the challengers in that case but george stephanopoulos, al sharpton, the list goes on and on and david said my favorite was the most recent one on the view. that wasn't an unfair
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